10 March 2006

So that makes Gaithersburg Scarsdale

We were discussing euphemisms, like the ever-popular Utahan "Oh my heck," and I was telling him about growing up in a Catholic neighborhood where the common exclamation was "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!" because *that* wasn't swearing. And he said, 'Well sure. Silver Spring is the Brooklyn of Montgomery County."

And before I could even smack him or upbraid him or anything, I realized that he's right. Completely right.

8 comments:

Brett said...

It is true only in the sense that every place you go has someone who went to High School with Leta just as every movie you see has a character from Brooklyn in it.

Casey Jones said...

Who were you talking to, Leta?

Liza said...

I think that's perfect! Right down to the changing demographics over the last generation or so!

Brooklyn Native Mattie said...

You gotta problem with that??

kmlawn01 said...

I found Silver Spring to be quite lovely.
Hello. Through some strange chance, probably brought about by a malevolent fairy, I shall get to hear from you more often than the usual Christmas card.

DC Native Rigel said...

It makes one wonder whether a Silver Spring cow says "Fuckin' Moo."

Give me a call - while on random stranger's livejournal I bumped into a person who knows you from VLOC ... only I have no idea who he/she is!

David Gorsline said...

Yeah, who were you talking to? One of my best aper├žus and no attribution?!

kmlawn01 said...

My apologies, I didn't know it was your apercus. I got it third or fourth hand from someone who had no idea who originated it. I'll give you full credit for it on my lj: dubheach. I used to be Kate Lawniczak